File puptcrit/puptcrit.0707, message 40

Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 10:39:08 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Introduction

Hello Dai,

Welcome to crit.  I'm actually not surprised at all that
as a Special Education teacher you have been drawn back
to your Puppetry roots.  We do a good deal of work with
Special Needs students, because puppets have that way
about them.  I know that sounds all mysterious, but
puppetry really does seem to be able to reach these
students in ways that no physical human can.

We also do some work with Special needs students with
varying levels of Autism and Asperger's syndrome.
We visit hospitals with our puppets in NJ and we are
also working on a long term program for students with
these problems with a local school specifically for
these special needs students.

I also believe that P of A has at least one Puppetry
Therapist who utilizes puppets in her practice. They
evidently speak a much better language for some adults
and children who do not do well with human one on one.

At any rate, welcome to the group.  Hope you get
a lot of help with what you need for your classes.


K. Elizabeth Evans, President & Artistic Director
Renaissance Artist Puppet Company
Company performing -AT-
The Montgomery County Cultural Center
208 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA

Renaissance Artist Puppet Company's
mission is to promote excellence in puppetry as a
Theatrical art form and as an Educational tool by incorporating
historical and cultural diversity along with quality performance
techniques to tell our stories.
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